Thursday, February 10, 2011

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LHC to run in 2012

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Engineers working in the ATLAS experimental cavern during the LHC's planned technical stop, January 2011. Photo: Claudia Marcelloni. More photos »

CERN today announced that the LHC will run through to the end of 2012 with a short technical stop at the end of 2011. The beam energy for 2011 will be 3.5 TeV. This decision, taken by CERN management following the annual planning workshop held in Chamonix last week and a report delivered today by the laboratory’s machine advisory committee, gives the LHC’s experiments a good chance of finding new physics in the next two years, before the LHC goes into a long shutdown to prepare for higher energy running starting 2014.


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